COVID-19 Update: All three of our locations are OPEN!

In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Governor Whitmer’s guidelines, STEP Thrift Stores will be limiting how many customers are in the store at a given time. There may at times be a short wait before entering the store. All safety precautions are in place. Masks are required, hand sanitizer must be used upon entry, and 6 feet social distance must be maintained.

We are accepting no-contact donations during DONATION HOURS ONLY. Monday-Saturday: 10:00-6:30pm, Sunday: 12:00-4:30pm. If donating furniture, you must call ahead of time to arrange a drop off time.

Now is a great time to shop online with us on our eBay STEP Thrift Store! See our listings at:

Questions? Call the thrift store location closest to you. Thank you for your support during this time and always.

  • Dearborn Heights, MI

    STEP_Thrift_Store_Dearborn23830 Ford Rd Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-7PM
    Sunday: 12PM-5PM

  • Wayne MI

    35004 W Michigan Ave Wayne, MI 48184
    (734) 728-9777
    Fax: (734) 713-0411​

    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-7PM
    Sunday: 12PM-5PM

  • Southgate, MI

    15431 Dix Toledo Southgate, MI 48195
    734 284-0814

    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-7PM
    Sunday: 12PM-5PM

STEP is pleased to welcome you to our Thrift Store and Donation Centers! This community-based business enterprise began in June of 2007 with the opening of a store in Wayne, MI. It serves as an opportunity to train and employ individuals with developmental and mental disabilities. We expanded the operation in 2011, adding a second store in Southgate and Dearborn in 2016.

Individuals with employment barriers are often frustrated by the feeling that they are unable to find employers who are sympathetic to their needs and who are willing to take the time  to develop their skills.

By encouraging associates growth in the retail model, new opportunities open up in the workforce as new skills are fostered and groomed.

We strive to serve the individual employee by developing their retail skills that mirror mainstream businesses. This will hopefully allow those employees we serve the opportunity to “Grow and Go” by finding employment in other sections of the community and opening a spot for another associate to enter into our establishment and reap the benefits of retail training and employment.

We welcome our shoppers into our clean and inviting stores to get a great bargain but to also meet our associates.

Another great way to support our mission is to donate your gently used merchandise to the store for resale! All monies received from sale of merchandise and donations is directly used to support the store associates as they grow in retail skills and make steps toward finding a job in the community.

Ways To Give


All volunteers must fill out a criminal background check and submit a copy of their drivers license to store management. Once the background check clears (24-48 hours) management will contact volunteer and set up schedule for volunteering. You can also volunteer for the stores by running donation drives in your neighborhood or your community group or church. Contact management at the stores to discuss your volunteer options

Donate Goods and Clothing

Your donations to STEP help
change lives, and restore families. Donations of gently used goods and clothing can be brought to any of our three locations Monday- Saturday from 10:00a.m – 6:30p.m and on Sunday from 12:00p.m – 4:30p.m

Request a Donation Pick up

Pick ups of large items and estate sales can be made through our pick up line at 734-718-0675. Please leave a detailed message and dispatchers will respond to the call as soon as possible. Pick up times fill up quickly, so please contact the pick up line as soon as you know you may need a pick up. In the event that pickup times are filled, drop offs are always accepted at the stores.  Click below to request your
donation pick up.